They came for my parents at night. I was away, but word spread through the town quickly. They just vanished, disappeared from the face of the earth. Nobody could say where they were.
When Sami told me they had been taken, I didn’t react at all. Rumours had been going around for a long time about my father. He was a teacher at the school and he often talked about politics in his literature classes. He knew it was dangerous to speak against the government but he always said that it was important to do so. The family had warned him to stop but he always laughed it off, saying that the government was not interested in the opinions of a school teacher. He was wrong.